What I want to talk about today is how Korra and Mako screwed up in the way they acted around Asami, and specifically how both their real and non-existing apologies towards her could’ve been improved upon.
Now, screwing up is great for a hero. It keeps them human, it keeps them relatable, and once they’ve recognised what they have done wrong, learnt to apologise for doing wrong, and have successfully redeemed themselves for whatever faults they have caused, it makes them a better character as well as a better person.
However, it’s a different story when the hero does not learn how to say sorry and does not suffer any consequences for their mistakes, yet are treated as having grown as a character anyway.
“So even Korra who kinda assumed that [Asami] was this prissy, elegant, beautiful, rich girl turns out to be a little more like Korra, actually. She’s got a tougher side to her.”
i can’t stop laughing at this quote lord help me please
are u telling me
that even you acknowledged that korra could only respect asami because she was more like her than originally thought
bryke, why u do this
I have NO EXCUSE regarding the bad typography - I just wanted to make a 60’s-era Korra movie poster
full-view for those bad photoshop filters in ALL THEIR TERRIBLE GLORY
oh my god ahhhahahaha
Gee, I sure can’t wait to watch as Bolin continues to be completely irrelevant to the overall plot and live in his immature little world where all his expertise in a sport doesn’t quite cut it at all in actual combat. He gets to stay exactly where he is career-wise, at least until Book 3 or 4.
Whereas Mako, oh, he gets to be the holy provider of information and recon for Korra because he’s on the police force, not to mention her crime-fighting companion. Because, as we all know, Mako has a thirst for truth, justice, and liberty for all. Except when I watched season one he just seemed to have a thirst for whatever his dick wanted. Tell me this personality would not, in real life, make for one crooked-ass cop:
Haha, I kid, Mako doesn’t have a personality.
Yes I’m still butthurt over the finale and the completely inept way the core characters in Book 1 were handled, why do you ask?
Some of the other stuff in Book 2 sound cool. Spirits. Avatar lineage. World building. Yay. Maybe this time they won’t break the rules and throw us another curveball like ‘bloodbending can magically take people’s bending away.’
But seeing as how this stuff was already in development way before the creators knew how the fans would react to Book 1, I don’t have high hopes that the characters are going to get much better yet, not unless the new, additional writers detected the same problems in Book 1 that the fans did. Maybe it’ll all be super duper cool and I’ll be squeeing with everyone else when it comes out, but for now, i mad.
Everywhere else in the Korra tag, people are CHEERING over everything.
My hopes aren’t very high.
I really loved this scene, although I would have loved it even more if it had been used to teach Korra a lesson about how yes, she IS also the non-bender’s Avatar too, and she needs to protect them from tyrannical benders (ie. Tarrklok, criminal bender gangs, etc.) and not just focus on Amon taking everyone’d bending.
I feel like the Equalists had a really legitimate foundation for their revolution, and the resolution to this conflict was not a resolution at all. The same inequalities that tore apart the city are STILL THERE. But now the non-benders have no leader or hope anymore.
I would really like Korra to have had some serious introspection after losing her bending… she should have lost ALL of it, and then used that downtime to get in touch with her spiritual side and gain each element back one at a time. And during this struggle, she should learn what it’s like to live as a non-bender, talk to both the under privileged ones (the types who get harassed the most by the bender gangs) as well as those like Asami who can get around it by protecting/empowering themselves with technology.
I’d have liked Korra to have realized that as a non-bender, the world isn’t designed for you. Technology relies on bending. There are jobs only benders can have. You are constantly under threat by people who may or may not have invisible power over you. There are places that as a non-bender, you will never have access to. (Like airbender temples, which require airbending to enter.) Benders see non-benders as handicapped, and when they lose their bending, it’s treated like a death. There’s bound to be an element of elitism and segregation that went largely unmentioned in the entire season.
These are all themes that would have been extremely interesting to explore… far more than some terrible romance sub-plot.
Bloo is a firebender and is the parent of Lin Beifong and has a pet Fire ferret
Reid is an airbender and is siblings with Korra and has a pet Polar bear dog
Lute is an earthbender who had a one night stand with Amon and has a pet Polar bear dog
wait what isn’t that the bending fun police guy omg
Deeum is an earthbender and is siblings with Korra and has a pet Lemur
Despite being a Mary Sue there.
Fuck yes Earthbending.
“myluckyseven is an airbender who tried to kill Mako and has a pet Polar bear dog”
i think i’m tumblr
“viivus is an airbender who is married to Lin Beifong and has a pet Flying Bison”
There is nothing about this description that I would ever complain about.
“aendrl is an airbender who had a one night stand with Korra and has a pet Flying Bison”
Ok, I know you’re jealous
“otakugal is a non-bender who had a one night stand with Lin Beifong and has a pet Koi”